Green tea in a black bowl with a clear glass cup of the beverage next to it.

The Promise Of Green Tea

September 30, 2018 smitsa 0

Green tea has become one of the most popular beverages consumed globally with about 120 ml in volume drunk by virtually everybody, every year (Graham, 1992) […]

Parsley seeds in full view

Parsley Seed Oil

September 27, 2018 smitsa 0

Parsley (Petroselinum sativum Hoffm.) is a hardy biennial in the Apiaceae family (formerly called the Umberlliferae) which is widely grown as a herb for garnishes […]

Psycholdelic art

Osmotic Dehydration

September 25, 2018 smitsa 0

Osmotic dehydration is the removal of water by immersing a food in a solution of sugars or salt which exert a very high osmotic pressure. […]

Rosemary, light blue flowers

Rosmarinic Acid

September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Rosmarinic acid (RA) is a caffeic acid ester found in a variety of plants, but it is especially abundant in herbs in the Lamiaceae family (Cuvelier et […]

Diet supplements oat grain on canvas closeup


September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Aflatoxins (AFs) are potent mycotoxins produced by mostly several types of aspergillus moulds. The main species are Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus nomius. These fungal […]

Clipart of cheese with holes in it. A source of histamine and tyramine.

What Is Histamine ?

September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Histamine is found in many food products especially, cheese, fish, some fermented vegetables, fermented sausages and salamis, and some alcoholic beverages. It appears to accummulate […]

Horse head against natural landscape


September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Rarely do you ever see smoked horsemeat sausages in the supermarket or retailer but the Shuzhuk is one true delicacy. It used to be the […]

A risotto with asparagus in a pale green bowl on a green cloth with asparagus.


September 21, 2018 smitsa 0

Truly the most famous of all rice dishes must be the risotto and not chow mein or pilaf although these hold great sway in their […]

Tomato Gazpacho soup in a white bowl.


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 1kg ripe plum tomatoes, cored and chopped […]

Delicious fresh fish on dark vintage background. Fish with aromatic herbs, spices and vegetables - healthy food, diet or cooking concept

Preparing A Fish Stock

September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ingredients For A Typical Fish Stock For 5 litres 5 litres cold water 2kg white fish pieces and bones (haddock, sole, turbot, cod, whiting) 275g […]


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ciabatta bread, for all its ubiquity has retained its quality even though it is produced a massive scale. It is one of the great breads […]

An edible snail slowly crawling along a branch.


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Snails are probably not at the top of everybody’s fine dining experience. They have however been revered as a delicacy for centuries. In Italy they […]